Happy #FASHIONWEDNESDAY! I am so super excited for today’s post. As you know, I went to the Dominican Republic last week and one of my favorite parts of getting ready for the trip was picking out a new swimsuit!! It is really hard for me to find suits I like because I don’t wear bikinis. I wear tankinis or one-piece swimsuits. Finding flattering one-pieces that don’t make you look frumpy is one of my LEAST favorite tasks. BUT. Over the years, I’ve found that if I look in the right places, and find the right brands, I can find swimsuits that make me feel pretty. Let’s dive into this.
OK. Finding swimsuits is not an easy task, as we established above. There are ways to make it easier however. Here we go.
This is important because obviously, you can find cute stuff no matter what if you have an unlimited budget. HOWEVER. Most often, we don’t have an unlimited budget, and that means we need to work smarter at finding the right deals. My favorite swimsuit brand is Anthropologie, and if you are all about spending a little bit of cash up front to get a swimsuit that will last several years, I highly recommend them. Another brand that is on the high-end when it comes to pricing would be RadSwim (buy the swimsuit I am wearing HERE), and I totally adore them. They are right up there with Anthro in terms of good quality swimwear. If you are looking for something a little trendier, that will only last a season or so, I’d go for Target (sometimes) or Cupshe! You can usually find something for about $20 instead of $100.
Whatever your reason for ditching the bikinis, you deserve to look and feel fabulous in your one-piece swimsuit. I tend to go for the vintage-vibe swimsuits and love love love the way they look on my body type. I have a slight hour-glass shape, with hips and an average sized bust. I typically like to accentuate my waist line so I go for things with narrowing centers, slanting stripes, peplums and busy patterns. Flattering can mean many things, so instead of focusing on what the world tells you you should be wearing, make sure you FEEL gorgeous when you put it on. If you feel sexy, you’ll look sexy. And how you feel is all that really matters.
This is something that you have to decide yourself. I feel perfectly comfortable ordering swimsuits on the internet. I have done it multiple times and have always had good results. I recommend getting out a soft tape measure and accurately measuring your entire body. I have my measurements saved on my computer and take new ones once a month because I tend to fluctuate. Usually, the comments will reveal whether or not something runs big or small. Anthropologie, for example, runs slightly small. I tended to get a medium instead of a small. RadSwim runs fairly true to size so I got a small and it fit perfectly (don’t forget to check out this swimsuit HERE). Just make sure you have accurate measurements of your body when ordering. If you are in person, you know the drill. Try them on until you find one you like. 😉
I hope that if you are a girl who doesn’t like to wear bikinis, you don’t feel like that means you can’t be beautiful and sexy. You TOTALLY can. I feel just as confident in my one pieces as I did in my bikinis. No matter what you decide to wear, I hope you feel incredible in it.
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Let me know in the comments below what your favorite swim suit company is — I may need to check them out!!